iMac 2007 owners- please bench Your Videocard unter Windows

Discussion in 'iMac' started by trayloader, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. trayloader macrumors member

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    Please use this nice little benchmark app.:

    http://versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/49013

    With my 2.8Ghz 24" under XP and the latest bootcamp drivers I got an incredible low score of 650FPS.
    That is on par with RADEON 9800s ;-((
    Please see the already submited benchmarks.
    WTF???
    :mad:
     
  2. Bolteh macrumors regular

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    That test seems bullocks.. I just tested it for fun on my Windows PC (waiting on my iMac to arrive), and my Geforce 7600 GS 512MB comes up as 631FPS
     
  3. trayloader thread starter macrumors member

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    The Geforce is considered an entry level card...
     
  4. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Hmm ... I've got a Radeon X800XT Platinum Edition, and it scored 1459 ...

    What I find most sad is that I bought this card more than three years ago (I bought it on launch day back in June 2004)!! That means my three year old card (a dinosaur in PC years) mops the floor with the new iMac's card. More than just a little pathetic, if you ask me. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

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    The cards in the iMacs are too new for this to be an acceptable test. The drivers for these cards (especially in Boot Camp) just aren't mature. There are a few games that won't even run on them yet (like the ETQW demo). Just try a game you like and see if you can tweak it to your liking, remembering that these are not 100+ watt video cards with 2-slot cooler setups...

    Edit:
    Then again, if you completed it then I guess you passed. It is called the "Video Card Stability Test" - Congrats to all who passed!!!
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The GeForce 7600 GS is a midrange card that in most cases is easily overclockable to meet the specifications of the 7600 GT. ;)
     
  7. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    WTF?! That isn't even a benchmarking tool, it's just something designed to stress the card and see if it crashes!

    If you want to benchmark it, either use something like 3dmark, or better still use a selection of games (and make sure you use a time demo and the same resolution and settings to make sure your results are comparable.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  9. trayloader thread starter macrumors member

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    That is not true.
    Mybe You have seen the extra benchmark button?
    It seems quite effective to me, and the 3d rendering seems a good and NEUTRAL benmarking app.
    All others are somehow optimised for the different plattforms.

    Please keep on benching:)
     
  10. caMi macrumors regular

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    What? Geforce is the Nvidia consumer line of graphic cards. It has nothing to do with whether a card is entry level or not...

    That is like saying Chevrolet makes entry level cars... Well they have the Cobalt which is entry level, and the Corvette which definitely is not.

    Geforce was introduced back in 1999.

    Do you call this card entry level?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130093
     
  11. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, but this is NOT a good way to benchmark your card. It will test it yes - but it will test it doing only thing.

    It's like testing various cars, but only measuring the engine size. A big dirty old truck would beat a ferrari!

    Trayloader got a score of 650 odd fps on a 2.8ghz imac. I just tested my work pc - it has the equivalent of a geforce 5700 card, and it scored 630. I know for a fact that the imac card is perhaps 10x faster than this one, as I use the same 3d apps on both and also have a 2.8ghz imac, and there is NO comparison. Stuff that barely manages 5fps on this geforce card at 640x480 runs happily at 30+fps on the imac at 1920x1200!

    The score I got is also more than 2x faster than a radeon 9600 - unless you run very old software, the radeon is infact normally 2x faster than this, so the score is the wrong way round!

    I think that either the application has a serious bug, and is making some cards appear much faster than they are and others much slower, or it's testing something that you wouldn't actually use in 'real' programs.

    If you want to seriously know how the card performs, use something like 3d mark. That's made by professionals who know how to test these cards, and it tests the performance in lots of different ways. You'll find that the performance of the new imacs is actually pretty decent - nowhere near the speed of the current high end cards, but not bad at all.
     
  12. kristofor macrumors member

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    yeh doesn't look like a great way to test the card. Either way I scored 1948 on the benchmark test with my Quadro fx 4500.
     
  13. redraidermacman macrumors regular

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    yeah i got like a 660 but then i played oblivion on about 3/4 detail and it ran perfect...
     

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